ART & DESIGN
Christoph Gielen's bird's eye snaps of varied man-made sprawl has something entrancing about it, right? The German born, New York based photographer aims to trigger a reevaluation of our built environment, begging the question of what kind of development can be considered sustainable.
Around my house as a kid, fashion magazines were about as abundant as take-out menus. That was mostly Vogue and Elle and Bazaar - it wasn't until I was much older that I could start appreciating the obscure shit, like W or any of the European editions.
Without the innovative thoughts and vivid imaginations of a select few, we would still be watching black and white television or tugging at uncomfortable corsets. Australian artist Works By Knight developed his "Analogue to Digital" series to pay homage to notable modern innovators.
Brazilian born photographer Jacques Dequeker is a self-taught fashion photographer widely know for his futuristic, technicolor-ed photos. Find yourself some 3D glasses for the full impact of this editorial.
Nothing brings people together like music and art. San Francisco's Guerrero Gallery is using the latter to bring together graffiti artists and lovers from all generations. "Leave the Beef on the BBQ" is a group exhibition that will showcase the tags, burners and murals of some of the world's greatest.
No matter how much we love getting stuff for free, piracy is taking money out of the pockets of musicians. Artists Micro Pagano and Moreno De Turco chose to recycle CDs (remember, those things that people used to buy to listen to music?) and make them into anti-piracy art. Very cool stuff!
Every artist draws inspiration from somewhere. Check out Bryan Lewis Saunders's work: self-portraits created under the substance of various illicit substances.
Please welcome Claw, a legend in her own right with a an extensive catalog of knowledge on fine art and street art over the last several decades. We are thrilled to see what she'll be whipping up as the Art & Design voice in "Our Girls" roster!
Cindy Sherman transforms herself into different characters in staged environments that challenge the role of women whether it be in the work force, media, or society at large. Take a peek at one of her distinct transformations.
People! Check out our buddy Jose Obando's work on ArtInfo.com -- his photographs, a mixed media piece titled 1st of the Month and the "minimalism meets the munchies" sculptural piece, Suspect #3.
Claw's story is no urban legend -- it's the real deal. We've looked up to and respected this graffiti writer turned apparel mogul since day one, so when WIGS posted its short film on Claw Money we took notice.
Prepare your eyeballs for the first ever Jeffrey Campbell x Karmaloop capsule collection! Yup, you heard us -- a set of some futuristic Frankenstein kicks that only the freakish mind of our shoe buyer Joe Farese and the always over-the-top Jeffrey Campbell could dream up.
Graphic designer Dinah Fried's Fictitious Dishes series might just be the perfect Monday amusement for any of you literary folk. The clever RISD student captures memorable meals from beloved books... Can you guess which each one is from?
Known for his large-scale highly stylized black and white portraits, Robert Mapplethorpe was a pioneer working to diversify and broaden the spectrum of content within the art world. The overt eroticism of some of his work triggered much controversy over what was deemed art versus what was considered an obscenity.